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FREE GRIB Files from GMN Marine Weather Services

GMN GRIB CoverageGlobal Marine Networks (GMN), the leader in marine weather services, now offers 7 day wind forecasts of the world as a free public service via its GRIB Mail Robot. These forecasts are generated daily at 0015, 0615, 1215, 1815 GMT for every region of the world. GRIB forecasts are based on the National Weather Service, NOAA, Wave Watch III model yielding highly accurate forecasts every 6 hours for up to 7 days into the future. All GRIB forecasts are available via download or delivered by e-mail and optimized specifically for low bandwidth wireless connections.

The GRIB files provided here are derived from the NOAA MMAB Operational Wave Model (wwave3) which is considered to be the best model available for computer generated ocean surface weather forecasts. The user assumes any and all risk associated with the use of these GRIB files.

You must have a way to view these GRIB files. We recommend PredictWind for viewing GRIB files.

Please note: there is no free technical support provided for Free GRIB files.

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FREE GRIB File Instructions via Email

Please read Free GRIB File Instructions for complete information on receiving GMN’s Free GRIB weather files via e-mail. Email for information and instructions on how to receive Free GRIB forecasts by email.

If you will be requesting these files by email over a satellite connection, we recommend you use GMN’s XGate Wireless Email Solution. With its compression technology and mid-file restart you will realize significant airtime savings.

GRIB File Weather Forecasting

Need to know more about weather forecasting with GRIB files? Check out Chris Parker’s Coastal and Offshore Weather, the Essential Handbook

If you are unfamiliar with GRIB, read What’s a GRIB a short story on GRIB files.

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Download FREE GRIB Files

The following is a list of supported regions. Click on the KEY to download a compressed 7 day wind forecast for the selected region. NOTE: Internet Explorer users will need to right click the appropriate link and select “Save Target As..” to download the file.

To view GRIB files you will need the following:

  • A program to uncompress the GRIB files (they are in bzip2 format).
  • A GRIB viewer – visit our downloads page for GRIB viewer options.


Key Description
[wind][wave] Pacific Pacific Region Forecast Data (includes Gulf of Alaska data)
[wind][wave] Atlantic West Atlantic (US) Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Canada East Canada Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Caribbean Caribbean Basin and Gulf of Mexico Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Drake Passage Drake Passage Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] East Atlantic East Atlantic Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Great Lakes Great Lakes Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Northern Europe Northern Europe Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Argentina Argentina, Chile Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] South Africa South Africa Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] New Zealand New Zealand Region Forecast Data
[wind] Mediterranean Mediterranean Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Scandinavia Scandinavian Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Barents Barents Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Baffin Bay Baffin Bay Forecast Data
[wind][wave] West Alaska West Alaska Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Vancouver Vancouver Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Central North Pacific Central North Pacific Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Central South Pacific Central South Pacific Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Central Pacific Central Pacific Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] West Pacific West Pacific Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Chile, Peru Chile, Peru Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Central America Central America Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] South Atlantic South Atlantic Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Central Atlantic Central Atlantic Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Madagascar Madagascar Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Forecast Data
[wind][wave] North Indian Ocean North Indian Ocean Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Kergelen Kergelen Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] South Australia South Australia Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Indonesia, Australia Indonesia, Australia Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Indonesia, New Zealand Indonesia, New Zealand Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] North Japan North Japan Region Forecast Data
[wind][wave] Tasman Sea Tasman Sea 30-50S, 140-180E
[wind][wave] Daimler-Chrysler Daimler-Chrysler 60-10N, 75-0W
[wind][wave] CapeTown-Rio CapeTown-Rio 20-30S, 48W-25E
[wind][wave] Sydney-Hobart Sydney-Hobart 2-44S, 146-155E
[wind][wave] Newport-Bermuda Newport-Bermuda 42-32N, 74-64W

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